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        Rebecca Warnock - Head Teacher 
I have a Bachelor of Teaching in early childhood education and I am a fully registered teacher. I joined Tui Early Learners in 2011, began studying through New Zealand Tertiary College and quickly found my place and passion for teaching, becaming a full time teacher at Nestlings in 2012. I have lived in Palmerston North my whole life and am currently saving up to buy my first home. Developing relationships that foster and support infant and toddler’s ongoing learning and development is the most special and important part of my job and I feel privileged to be a part of so many children's learning journey. 

 Sharon Kilmister - Qualified Registered Teacher - Timatanga Team Leader - Under Twos 
I began at Tui Napier Rd when it opened in May, 2007 and have a Diploma of Teaching, ECE. My own childhood allowed me to experience the wonders of nature through every day life on the farm. I was fortunate enough to be able to provide these same experiences for my children and it is an area of my practice that I like to promote and share with the children here at Tui Nestlings.

    Alisha Erskine - Qualified Registered Teacher - Twos 
I have a Diploma in Teaching, ECE and have recently completed my teacher registration. I have been a member of the Tui whanau since 2012 when I began relieving across all 5 Tui centres. Since then I found a permanent place here at Tui Nestlings with the two year olds. I love learning alongside the tamariki and sharing in the early years of their life long learning journey.

  Yuko Reiri - Qualified Registered Teacher - Twos
I have my Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching from Hawaii and a Postgrad in ECE. I have been working for Tui since 2011 and have took a new role early 2018 by joining the Nestlings team. I am Japanese with an American background, and have lived in New Zealand for 9 years. I love my own culture as well as other cultures. Last year I completed Level 4 of Te Ara Reo at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa O Papaioea. Working with children has always been my passion and I love being a part of the children’s learning. 

  Sam Hainsworth - Teacher in Training - Under Twos
I began at Tui Napier Rd in February 2018 and I am in my second year of studying towards a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). I grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe and am very fortunate that I get to raise my two sons on a lifestyle block in Halcombe. Sharing nature with tamariki is a passion of mine alongside cooking and it is part of my teaching practice. Being able to share your child’s learning journey with you, is a privilege and a special part of my teaching journey.
    Saihinnar Yunus - Teacher Aide - Under Twos
I began as a reliever in all the Tui Childcare centres in 2012, then becoming a permanent member of staff at Nestlings towards the end of that year. I particularly enjoy working with babies along with my colleagues, contributing to their well being through nurture and care while on their learning journey at Tui.

  Maegan Welsh - Teacher Aide 
I have been a reliever across three Tui centres since I started working here in 2017. I am in the process of applying for a Bachelor of Teaching and will start my studies in February 2019. I am a qualified lifeguard and swim instructor. I have lived in two other countries, Canada where I was an Outdoor Education Instructer and England where I was a nanny to two children. I like working with babies and toddlers, helping them grow and develop into strong and loving children.